⭐️These 12 printable & digital folktales and fairytales are comprised of traditional stories around the world. They are certified Lexile® measured and perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing RL.2.2 and RL.3.2 skills. Students use folktales and fairy tales to recount stories and determine the central message, lesson, moral, or theme. Students identify and explain how the message is conveyed through key details in the text.
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching main idea skills. Aligns with many state-specific standards, including TEKS and VA SOL.
⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two skills-focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the second and third-grade bands.
⭐️The printable PDF and digital versions are both included with this product for classroom and distance learning needs. The digital version is compatible with Google Drive and Google Slides and can be downloaded from Google Slides into PowerPoint.
*This digital version saves paper, but still requires teachers to correct student responses.
✏️Lexile Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 2nd grade & 3rd grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for second and third grade is 420L-820L).
✏️Culturally Rich & Diverse – Contains folktales and fairytales from 12 different cultures. Country of origin is indicated to facilitate discussion and increase interest.
✏️Integrated Color Coding – The color-coding strategy encourages students to learn how to find and use text evidence in their answers.
✏️Comprehensive – Passages are perfect for comprehensive standard-based test prep. Included anchor charts and questions make this resource great for lesson modeling. Works perfectly for small groups and guided reading.
✏️Scaffolding – Utilizes the Lexile Framework® for Reading and a mix of standard-based essay and multiple-choice questions to allow educators to scaffold independent work and homework. Also great for centers and interventions.
✏️Highly Engaging – Reworked stories and custom illustrations are designed to engage students of all levels and interests.
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1. Folktales and Fairytales Journal Page
2. Practice Passages & Question Sets
- Robert Roberts and the Fairies (Wales)- 430L
- King Frost (Russia)- 510L
- The Golden Nugget (China)- 510L
- The Princess and the Pea (Denmark)- 520L
- The Cat Which Could Not Be Hurt (India)- 570L
- Stompe Pilt (Sweden)- 610L
- Maria of the Forest (Azores)- 610L
- Cinderella (France)- 610L
- My Own Self (England)- 670L
- The Story of Lightning and Thunder (Nigeria)- 820L
3. Assessment Passages & Question Sets
- The Frog Prince (Germany)- 540L
- The Enchanted Crow (Poland)- 610L
See more about why certified Lexile measures matter by clicking on the product preview and navigating to the About Lexile Levels page.
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